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June 19, 2011 | By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
Washington is obsessed with the budget deficit. It's all that lawmakers can talk about. The hysteria is such that they can't even agree on raising the ceiling on the national debt. As for how much to cut out of the budget, some would settle on reduced spending in the billions. Others want much more. As one headline summed it up: "[House Speaker John] Boehner demands 'trillions' in spending cuts in exchange for lifting debt ceiling. " There's only one problem: Congress is wrought up over the wrong deficit.
NEWS
February 12, 2008
By Dominic Pileggi There is a lot of good happening in my hometown of Chester, the oldest city in Pennsylvania. But as Chester continues to recover from the dramatic loss of industrial and manufacturing jobs, and the loss of half its population - about 38,000 people - between 1950 and 2000, government must work with companies to plant the seeds of long-lasting revitalization in the city as it has with other older waterfront communities in Delaware County....
NEWS
April 7, 2006
PRESIDENT Bush must be going crazy trying to understand the American public. First George W. ships a lot of good jobs overseas during his administration, and the people complain that we are losing good jobs here. Then he tries to bring in and legitimize the illegal aliens already here in order to do jobs that are still here and have those jobs stay here. The people complain about that, too. What do Americans want? Mayer Krain Philadelphia
NEWS
February 4, 2010 | FATIMAH ALI
THE president finally understands that creating jobs trumps everything else on his plate, and I expect him to make some fast progress fixing the broken economy. There are far too many people underwater economically, with only a few gasps of air left. From the outset of his administration, it was obvious that getting the economy on track and putting Americans back to work should have topped President Obama's agenda. I'm still scratching my head over why he thought people without jobs would be more concerned about health insurance than working, when they're just trying to keep a roof over their heads and buy groceries.
NEWS
January 30, 2008
AGAIN, the anti-casino folks think they're winning the battle to delay the SugarHouse Casino. Residents who want this development have not only lived in Philadelphia all of their lives but many have lived in Fishtown all of their lives. We don't come from Boston or Ohio. We don't need another park or condo! We need something that will generate money and give us jobs! Donna Tomlinson, Board Member Fishtown Action
NEWS
January 13, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
GREER, S.C. - Facing efforts by his Republican rivals to paint him as a heartless corporate raider who preyed on struggling companies while working in private equity, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stepped up his defense of his tenure at Bain Capital on Thursday, arguing that his goal had been to make businesses successful over the long term. Supporters of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have promised a "strong and sustained" campaign in the Palmetto State attacking Romney's career at Bain.
NEWS
June 14, 2006 | By Peter A. Gold
Besides providing higher education in its classrooms, Rutgers University is an active partner for economic growth in New Jersey and the region. One example of that is the Rutgers-Camden Technology Campus Inc., a mixed-use business incubator that is generating the jobs, new business and innovations needed to create a diverse economic base. Currently home to 50 businesses (35 on-site and 15 virtual tenants), the incubator has netted exceptional economic development results during the last three years.
NEWS
June 20, 2003
Tell us a story that sums up your most memorable summer job experience, whether good, bad or somewhere in between. What did you learn about yourself or the working life in general? Send essays of 200 to 300 words to Voices/Jobs, The Inquirer, 800 River Rd., Conshohocken, Pa. 19428. Send e-mail to pavoices@phillynews.com or faxes to 610-313-8243. Questions? Call Kevin Ferris, Pennsylvania Voices editor, at 610-313-8202.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2004 | By Thomas J. Brady INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Xlibris Corp., a Philadelphia book publisher, has laid off about 35 customer-service workers and moved the jobs to the Philippines. By relocating the work to a country where wages are lower, the company can triple the number of people doing similar work for the company, John Feldcamp, Xlibris chief executive officer, said yesterday. The jobs here paid about $24,000 a year. In the Philippines, he said, salaries for replacement workers are about one-fifth of that. "It was an act of necessity, not of greed," he said.
NEWS
May 17, 2002 | By PATRICK B. GILLESPIE
WHEN PEOPLE ASK me why I am supporting Ed Rendell for governor, I have a one-word answer: "Jobs. " Pennsylvania needs them. Ed Rendell knows how to help create them. There are 76,000 fewer Pennsylvanians working today than there were just one year ago. Pennsylvania workers need a governor who is committed to putting people to work at good, high-wage jobs. Ed Rendell not only has a plan to do that, but he is the only candidate for governor who has a record of actually putting people back to work.
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BUSINESS
June 8, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
Six local schools have formed a consortium to train students for more than 600 jobs that are expected to be needed in the coming years involving work on underground gas utility systems. Drexel University, Community College of Philadelphia, Delaware County Community College, Bucks County Community College, Camden County College, and Montgomery County Community College on Monday announced the formation of the Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, a nonprofit to teach the skills necessary to work in the natural-gas distribution industry.
BUSINESS
June 5, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
That raspy noise? It's the sound of the nation's economists, pundits, and prognosticators scratching their heads, trying to figure out how the nation's economy could have produced so few jobs in the month of May. Yes, the economy has been slowing, dealing with fallout from lower oil prices, China's stall, and problems in Europe. Payrolls that had grown by an average of 230,000 a month are now expanding more slowly, by an average of 116,000. Even so, the total of 38,000 jobs created in May was way lower than anyone expected - and it's not what some business leaders are seeing in their payrolls.
SPORTS
June 4, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
New Eagle Stefen Wisniewski isn't worried about winning a starting spot on the offensive line in June. It's by September that he hopes to be in his familiar position. Wieniewski signed a one-year deal in the offseason with the Eagles. He has started all 77 games in a five-year NFL career. A second-round pick of Oakland in 2011, Wisniewski, 27, played his first four seasons with the Raiders and last year with the Jacksonville Jaguars. "I haven't been a backup since I have been in this league, and I don't intend to be one now," Wisniewski said after a workout this week.
NEWS
June 3, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
The Pennsylvania Department of Health said Wednesday that it had received 123 applications from individuals who want to be the state's first director of the new Medical Marijuana Program. The department said it hopes to have the position filled by mid-July. The director will play a key role in the implementation of the state's medical marijuana program. That is expected to take between 18 months and two years. Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy also announced that by the end of this year she expects to have temporary regulations in place, so that growers/processors can start producing medical marijuana products.
NEWS
June 3, 2016
Norcross knows jobs U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J.) has the right plan for our economy: more jobs and better wages. He knows how to create jobs because he's been doing it his whole career. Construction, manufacturing, health care, technology - he's had a hand in bringing it to South Jersey. And he knows that good jobs need good pay, since he's been an electrician. That's why he's been vocal about the need to raise the minimum wage, get equal pay for women, and raise incomes for seniors who worked all their lives for a good retirement.
NEWS
June 3, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
If global classical-music prominence were a horse race, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - with the just-announced Met appointment, in tandem with his continuing tenure with the Philadelphia Orchestra - would easily be out in front among his particularly charismatic peers. At 41, Nézet-Séguin is part of a generation of what some call "rock star" conductors who emerged late in the last decade, headed by the meteoric Gustavo Dudamel, 35, now music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (he's also the basis of the  Mozart in the Jungle  TV character played by Gael García Bernal)
NEWS
June 3, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
How can Yannick hold both jobs at once? What makes him a good fit for the job? Will he stay committed to Philadelphia? Consolidating his young but flowering career, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will assume the podium of the Metropolitan Opera in New York while remaining music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Nézet-Séguin, 41, will phase in his Met duties gradually, becoming music director-designate in the 2017-18 season with two productions, and music director in 2020-21 leading five, the opera company announced Thursday.
NEWS
May 30, 2016
Orlando R. Barone is a writer in Doylestown Courage can be difficult to understand. We hear its stories. In 2012, Dilip Joseph, an American doctor, was being held hostage in Afghanistan by Taliban insurgents. In a successful rescue effort by Navy SEAL Team Six, Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers distinguished himself by braving close-quarters enemy fire and, at one point, thrusting his own body across Dilip to shield him from the hail of bullets. Byers received the Medal of Honor in February.
NEWS
May 27, 2016
ISSUE | SODA TAX Union jobs at stake The Kenney administration's spin machine is in overdrive. In its cynical attempts to downplay the job losses Local 830 and other Teamsters locals will suffer if the regressive 3-cents-an-ounce sugary-drinks tax is enacted, the administration continues to say only Teamsters truck drivers would be affected. That's false, and the administration knows better. The Teamsters fulfill multiple roles in the regional beverage industry. In addition to drivers, our members are fleet mechanics, production-line and warehouse workers, and merchandisers in supermarkets and corner grocery stores.
NEWS
May 21, 2016
ISSUE | SODA TAX Unions need to stand together against levy Philadelphia unions that are supporting Mayor Kenney's regressive 3-cents-an-ounce sugary-drinks tax don't have all the facts. The Teamsters stand against the tax because we would lose as many as 2,000 members' jobs if it passes, which would be a devastating blow. As president of the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters and vice president of the Eastern Region, I support every union in this state. If any government or corporate entity attacked a core industry of another union the way Philadelphia is attacking the beverage industry - to the Teamsters' detriment - we would be at their side.
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